The Story Behind the Object

A collection of 99th Infantry Division memorabilia


Description: Top part of an aluminium mess kit, similar in pattern and construction to its German counterpart. The lid has a folding wire handle triple riveted to its reverse. The body has a wire handle triple riveted to each side. It was common to see Italian equipment being reused by the German army after 1943.

Model: Gavetta Modello 1930

Location: Ardennes 2018

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Part of an Italian mess kit